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Volume 3 • Issue 41

Message From The Editor

Lighting in the service of our communities

In this issue we introduce a lighting project that has distinguished itself on the international scene by winning a prestigious darc award. It is important to note that this award has been won by illuminating a community building while respecting rules that preserve the night sky. Lighting is changing and attitudes are changing with it, so in this issue we continue discussing persistent myths about industrial LEDs. To continue with our lighting theme, Codes & Standards contributor Bill Burr writes about the installation of lighting equipment. Good reading, and share your news with us!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor  

Changing Scene

BSCA BCSA Launches New Gas and Electrical Orientation Course
BC Safety Authority has launched an online orientation course that will help set up licensed contractors and newly certified individuals in the gas and electrical technologies for success…
Toronto Hydro Toronto Hydro Wins ESA Safety Award
Toronto Hydro has earned an Ontario Electrical Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Authority in the Powerline Safety category, in recognition of a media event that demonstrated the safe way to react if powerlines land on your vehicle…
Rittal Systems Rittal Systems Ltd. Certified As a Great Workplace
Rittal Systems Ltd. has been certified as a "Great Workplace" after an independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada. This certification is based on direct, anonymous feedback from employees…

A sleek linear LED style within your budget
Philips Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED suspended and wall mount luminaires offer great performance in a sporty, low-profile design. FloatPlane's sleek minimalism (only 1.2"h x 8"w) blends seamlessly into your unique layout, and the distribution options of 70% up, 75% down and 100% down give you further flexibility. FloatPlane's astounding performance offers outputs up to 129 LPW. Now you can have the distinct energy savings of LED, with the affordability of fluorescent luminaries. Read More

Codes & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I — Instalment 18

By William (Bill) Burr
Lighting Installation In this article: Section 30 - Installation of Lighting Equipment. The code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. The series is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will hopefully provide some help in navigating the code. Read More

Peers & Profiles

LEDVANCE in Canada — Building on a Legacy of Innovation and the SYLVANIA Brand

By Julie Kerr
LEDVANCE LEDVANCE GmbH, a new legally independent lamp manufacturing company born out of the former Osram Lamps business division, aims to bring forward "an almost incomparable depth of experience in terms of light, successful products with strong brands, and high-impact sales team." With its newly found independence, the company will be flexible enough to adapt and respond to the ever-changing market landscape, while continuing to pursue new business options, such as intelligent, networked products. Read More


Canadian Lighting Project Wins Prestigious International Award

Church Lighting for Eglise Sainte-Agnès in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec has won a 2016 darc award in the category Structures —Best Exterior Lighting Scheme, High Budget. Organized by mondo*arc / darc magazine, the darc awards are the first ever peer-to-peer system for lighting design awards. Winners are determined by Independent architectural lighting designers and light artists. The Eglise Sainte-Agnès project was one of seven Canadian entries. The lighting was designed by Ombrages, using lighting products supplied by Lumenpulse. Read More


12 Myths Surrounding Industrial LED Lighting, Part 2

LED Lighting Unlike high-intensity fluorescents (HIF), high-intensity discharge (HID), high-pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halides, LEDs are semiconductors, not light bulbs. This fundamental difference is the cause of many misconceptions surrounding LEDs. The challenge now is that the outdated evaluation criteria, which were applicable to legacy lighting, are still in use. In this second of two articles, let's continue delving into LED myths and look at the underlying facts. Read More

Survey Says

What They Buy

What Plant Electricans Buy

Almost everyone (88%) buys motors and motor controls. Only 30% buy networking and cabling products.

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New Products and Solutions

LED Linear Recessed Luminiaire

Eaton "Define" LED Linear Recessed Luminaire

Eaton's Define series by Neo-Ray characterizes the ultimate in minimalist simplicity by providing clean, uniform lines of illumination in any architectural environment. Powered by Eaton's linear LED technology, the Define series delivers outstanding efficacy in a variety of profile widths that empower designers, engineers and architects to design the space with lines of light. Read More
Recessed LED

Magic Lite Surface/Recessed LED Down Light

Magic Lite's LED Down Light is a simple yet beautiful solution for fl¬ush mount and recessed applications without requiring the use of a recessed can. The DL-4-9D/DL-6-15D series features a 120V alternating current source that eliminates the need for a traditional LED driver. In addition, the DL-4-9D/DL-6-15D installs easily on a standard ceiling junction box or can be retrofitted to existing recessed cans Read More
LED Lighting System

Rittal LED Lighting System Designed Exclusively for Industrial Enclosures

Rittal's LED compact system shines into every corner of industrial enclosures, from the roof to the floor. Rittal accomplishes this with intelligent lighting tailored to the geometry of the enclosure. Light is dispersed through a special optical cover with Fresnel structure, in two designs for precise lighting. The cover rotates easily, for adaptive light distribution. Read More
LED Canopy Luminaire

Cree CPY LED Canopy Luminaire Delivers Category-Leading Efficiency

Cree, Inc. continues to break efficiency records with the next generation of its CPY 13,000 lumen LED canopy luminaire, delivering efficiency of up to 136 lumens per watt (LPW). This new 13,000 lumen Cree canopy luminaire offers superior illumination and industry-leading efficiency, as well as easy installation and lower total cost of ownership. Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Using Encircled Flux Compliant Light Sources For Testing Fibre Optic
    International standards development organizations including ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA are updating several key standards documents that affect field-testing of fibre optic cabling. In particular, the standards now describe the use of encircled flux compliant light sources. Encircled flux refers to the distribution of light exiting the launch fibre of a light source used for testing. The purpose of the standards is to ensure that different test systems from any manufacturer report the same loss for a given cable under test.

  • Complaint Handling and Online Reputation Defence for Contractors, Part 1
    Eventually, every contractor will receive a complaint from a client, but it's not necessarily bad news. A complaint provides an opportunity to learn what your client really thinks about your service, which gives you the chance to consider making changes to how you do things in your company. Clients who go to the trouble of complaining are usually interested in giving you the chance to make things right and make them happy. The number one rule for receiving a complaint from a former client is to…

  • Holley Electric Ltd. — Over 100 Years of Quality Service
    When you walk into Holley Electric Ltd., you can't help but feel an ambiance of pride. Pride in their history, for the quality of their work, and an appreciation for their customers. Since 1914, Holley Electric has been located in Brampton, Ontario. Their services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company history spans four generations, with Gerry Holley as the third generation president and owner.

  • Investment in New Housing Construction Rises 5.9% YOY in July
    The value of investment in new housing construction at a national level totalled $4.5 billion in July, up 5.9% from the same month in 2015. The advance reflects higher spending on construction of apartment and apartment-condo buildings, single-family dwellings, and row houses. Investment in semi-detached dwellings declined year over year for the 15th consecutive month, down 3.4% to $233 million in July. At the provincial level, Ontario and British Columbia were the only provinces to record gains.

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